Major League Soccer side FC Cincinnati announced the arrival of new head coach Jaap Stam with a photo of Ajax youth coach Tinus van Teunenbroek.
The former Man Utd and Netherlands defender signed two-year deal with the American team, but it was Teunenbroek’s picture on the social media unveiling.
Tinus van Teunenbroek ❌
Jaap Stam ✅
It’s not often you see a team announce the wrong new manager…🙈 pic.twitter.com/8rFnk9jdkW
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) May 21, 2020
Speaking to Fox News, he revealed it’s not the first time he’s been mistaken for Stam.
I heard about the incident through a mother of a former pupil of mine. Everyone now asks if I have made a transfer to America.
I have once been mistaken for Jaap Stam in Ajax Showtime [an Ajax website] by Ajax itself. It happens to me more often, such as on vacation, that people shout: “Hey, that’s Jaap Stam!”
Cincinnati later tweeted a correction:
ICYMI: Join us in welcoming our 𝘢𝘤𝘵𝘶𝘢𝘭 new head coach, Jaap Stam. #FCCincy
— FC Cincinnati (@fccincinnati) May 21, 2020